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Saturday 21 October 2017

Zebra earning her stripes as Zoo baby boom continues

Dublin Zoo Welcomes Zebra Foal
Dublin Zoo Welcomes Zebra Foal

DUBLIN Zoo's baby boom is continuing with the arrival of an adorable zebra foal.

The stripy new arrival, a girl, has been finding her feet and bonding with her mum Wiesjem.

The unnamed foal is just a week old but she has been settling in well and staff are trying to pick a suitable name for her.

Her mum was already pregnant when she arrived at the zoo and carried the foal for just over a year.

"It was a long wait but certainly worth it," zookeeper Helen Bennett-Clarke said.

The foal is the first zebra to be born at the zoo in 23 years. The baby boom has so far seen a baby giraffe, a monkey, two elephants, two meerkat pups and a lion cub arrive within months of each other.

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